Not everyone tears during delivery. In fact, we know that if the perineum the tissue surrounding your vaginal opening is cared for during birth, we can reduce the risks of tearing by quite a bit. Sometimes even with caregivers giving lots of support and allowing lots of time, we can have some tearing.
Editor's note: This story was originally published in ; this product is still on the market and seems to be attracting attention again so we are re-elevating this story as a cautionary tale. Parents who are eager to let their unborn child hear the latest Taylor Swift single or a Mozart symphony can now invest in a small speaker system that mothers-to-be insert into their vagina to play music for their fetus. The small, pink device is inserted into the vagina, and connects to an app that allows parents to select from a variety of playlists designed especially for baby.
Your body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy : your vagina, abdomen, breasts, skin, and hair can all look and feel different during and after pregnancy and birth. Growing an entire human being isn't always easy, and your body will change as a result. Some changes are clearly visible, like that dark line that can show up on your stomach thanks, pregnancy hormones!
Back to Sexual health. The vagina naturally changes after giving birth, and might feel wider, dry or sore for some time. Find out what to expect and the ways you can help speed up recovery.
If not on late-night television, at least to each other. Here, six women on their post-baby vaginas. What I do remember, though, is what happened at my six-week postpartum appointment.
The reality: It doesn't snap back into place immediately after delivery. So what actually happens to a vagina after birth? Will it bleed?
Will your perineum the tissue between the vaginal opening and the rectum stretch or tear on its own? Or will your practitioner deem it necessary to do an episiotomy an incision in the perineum to allow the baby to come out that's done fairly rarely these days? And how long will it take for your vagina to heal after delivery?
Childbirthalso known as labour and deliveryis the ending of pregnancy where one or more babies leaves a woman's uterus by passing through the vagina or by Caesarean section. The most common way of childbirth is a vaginal delivery. Each year, complications from pregnancy and childbirth result in aboutmaternal deathsseven million women have serious long term problems, and 50 million women have negative health outcomes following delivery. The most prominent sign of labour is strong repetitive uterine contractions.
So, how will your poor old vajayjay be after childbirth? What changes can you expect? Will everything go back as it was before?